injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
"people were maimed by the explosion"
To wound seriously; to cause permanent loss of function of a limb or part of the body.
Origin: maymen, mahaymen, from maheimer, mahaigner; see mayhem.
to deprive of the use of a limb, so as to render a person on fighting less able either to defend himself or to annoy his adversary
to mutilate; to cripple; to injure; to disable; to impair
the privation of the use of a limb or member of the body, by which one is rendered less able to defend himself or to annoy his adversary
the privation of any necessary part; a crippling; mutilation; injury; deprivation of something essential. See Mayhem
Origin: [OF. mehaing. See Maim, v.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mām, n. a bruise: an injury: a lameness: the loss of any essential part.—v.t. to bruise: to disfigure: to injure: to lame or cripple: to render defective.—n. Maim′edness, the state of being maimed or injured. [O. Fr. mehaing, a bruise.]
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The numerical value of maim in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of maim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
More thought has to be given to the process and transactions and regulations so that we don’t kill or maim what works.
As Palestinian terrorists continue to murder and maim Israelis, the Obama administration is spreading malicious falsehoods about the attacks.
Despite their steady losses to pro government forces, the scourge of ISIL continues to kill, maim and displace Iraqi civilians in the thousands and to cause untold suffering.
The government, armed and terrorist groups, continue to kill, maim, rape, torture and take Syria to new lows that seemed unimaginable a few years ago, we need the numbness to the senseless violence and the apparent apathy to end.
The government, armed and terrorist groups continue to kill, maim, rape, torture and take Syria to new lows that seemed unimaginable a few years ago, people have become numb to figures that should, every day, shock our collective conscience.
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- بتر, شوهArabic
- zmrzačit, zohavitCzech
- verstümmeln, verschandelnGerman
- runnella, vammauttaa, silpoaFinnish
- estropier, mutilerFrench
- mutilare, menomareItalian
- калечить, увечить, уродоватьRussian
- stympa, lemlästaSwedish
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